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Use wordpress as a Travel Agency site.

Recently we have modified wordpress platform to a fully functional travel agency site which offers holiday packages, car rental and other travel related service.   The site name is   I am looking for your reviews and suggestions.

How to Protect Your Network with an Open-Source Firewall

There are couple of free and open source firewall which are  so good to protect your home or office network from any kind of attacks which may be a virus attack or human initiated one.  Here we are going to discuss about an open source firewall called smoothwall which is very easy to install and(…)

How to Install Question2Answer – A free and open source platform for Q&A sites

The instructions below are for installing Question2Answer where it manages user accounts and logins for you. If you would like Question2Answer to integrate with your existing user database and account system (single sign-on), see the advanced installation. Download the latest version of Question2Answer to your computer or web server. Unzip the download using a tool(…)

How to test your ISP for shaping your traffic

Test if your ISP is shaping your traffic Is there any way to find out what your ISP is giving to you?  Is he restricting your traffic?  Now There is a free utility called Glasnost project which test your ISP . The goal of the Glasnost project is to make ISPs’ traffic shaping policies transparent(…)

How to Install and Configure AWStats

AWStats is a free powerful and featureful tool that generates advanced web, streaming, ftp or mail server statistics, graphically.

How to upgrade Pligg Content Management System Version 1.1.2

Please be sure to make a backup of your MySQL databases and files before upgrading to the latest version of Pligg. Some upgrades might require that you upgrade your MySQL database, so please make backups whenever upgrading. These instructions do not support upgrading your template. Template upgrades require manual changes and should be carefully handled(…)

How to Install Pligg Content Management System Version 1.1.2

Requirements: Pligg requires a modern version of PHP and MySQL and some PHP functions. To test if your server is capable of running Pligg please view the Troubleshooter. If any elements appear in red on that page you may have a problem with either installing or running Pligg. Create a mysql database. If you are(…)

How to Install and Configure Zenoss under Linux – A Step By Step Guide

Zenoss is an Open Source Software to Monitor the Network, servers, applications etc. Its very easy to install and configure under Linux or windows system.  The Zenoss works on SNMP , The SNMP service should be enabled on all the monitoring devices . Here i am going to explain step by step guide to install Zenoss(…)

How to import contacts (addressbook) from email providers

I was searching for a script to import contacts from various email providers like gmail,yahoo, hotmail etc. I came through an interesting open source product called Open Inviter. Open source OpenInviterTM (Open InviterTM) is a free import contacts (addressbook) script from email providers like Nz11, YouTube, Libero, Rambler,, Popstarmail, MSN, Abv, Clevergo,, O2, Kids,(…)

How to send Bulk Emails using Phplist – An Open Source Bulk Mailer Software

phplist is an open-source newsletter manager. phplist is free to download, install and use, and is easy to integrate with any website.  Once you have installed and configured the phplist, you can send your first bulk mailer. The procedure is shown below. First you need to login to admin panel and click on send a message. The(…)